A dear friend of mine shared an old story about a time when she and her friend were sitting at the kitchen table talking about the type of husband they desired. As they listed their required (and unrealistic) traits and characteristics, her father overheard the conversation and said, "Water your own grass!"
How often we have lofty, unattainable demands and requirements that we place on others. How prone we are to look at the grass on the other side of the fence, desirous of what we perceive as "better" than what we have. Yet rarely do we look introspectively at our own hearts, inclusive of habits, short-comings, proclivities, and idiosyncrasies. How hesitant we are to take those arid places of our soul and the unmet longings of heart before the Father so that he can water them.
If you are looking at the life of someone else, perhaps a celebrity, a public figure, or even a neighbor desiring what you believe they have--stop! Water your own grass by allowing the water of the Word to penetrate the dry, parched, sun-scorched areas of your heart. Allow the Lord to make you the well-watered garden He has called you to be.